Catbird is a pioneering company when it comes to Software-Defined Segmentation and Security for hybrid IT infrastructure. During this year's OpenStack Summit, in Austin, Texas, they answered some questions about the impact Reduxio has had on their business. The interview was given by Chief Technology Officer, Holland Barry, and Principal Architect, Shane Thorson, and moderated by SSG-Now Senior Analyst and Lab Director, Earl Follis.
DBAs are amazing; but is it possible to amaze DBAs? Everyone who has ever worked with one, or has tried to sell them some gear knows that their job is very difficult. Even with the challenges, they are able to keep applications and information storage services running and resolve end-user problems. But is it possible to give them something new that would ease some of their pain and amaze them?
How to make sure arrogance doesn’t keep you from becoming an even better software engineer.
I am hypocritically modest. And I think you are too.
When you first meet a hypocritically modest person, you may perceive us as reserved, perhaps insecure or shy. If you are insecure yourself, you may feel that we are a little bit snobbish.
Data corruptions and loss of access to data are part of every storage manager’s life and will probably always be. A lot has been and is being done to minimize the loss of use of data with millions of dollars invested in R&D to minimize these occurrences. But data corruptions due to human error, software errors, and logical errors in applications, and loss of use due to cyber attacks will always be with us.
Everyone in the storage market is excited about flash. As well they should be. Flash can deliver much better performance than spinning disks. Besides, the cost of flash media is starting to come down to a level where all enterprises should consider adding flash-based storage to their enterprise storage infrastructure.
We've created a simple flash storage array comparison to help you make an informed decision.
In December 2015 I received a call from Robert Terlizzi, “Hey Fred! You have to take a look at what we are doing at Reduxio and come join us!” I was not interested in changing jobs. But I decided to do a little research… There are over 75+ companies that will sell you enterprise level storage. I had to ask myself, “Does the market really need YASA? (yet-another-storage-array)!?”
Round about 1956 when IBM shipped the first magnetic disc system to a paper company in San Francisco, technology for storing and finding data has been largely unchanged. Speeds, capacities, and capabilities have soared, leaving us here today mostly forgetful that we’re following a rudimentary construct for managing those bits and bytes of data that was set out in 1956.